Thursday, December 13, 2012

Caitlin Rose's 'I Was Cruel' Debuts via Spin [Fresh Track]

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Last month, we unveiled Caitlin Rose's "No One to Call," the lead-off track from the homegrown heroine's forthcoming sophomore full-length, The Stand-In (out March 5 via ATO). I called it "a heart-squeezing, up-tempo country-rock number with a champion of a sing-along chorus." Well, who's up for getting their heart squeezed just a bit more?

The trad-country-cribbing chanteuse just debuted "I Was Cruel," the second track from her Jordan Lehning- and Skylar Wilson-produced The Stand-In, over at Spin. "Cruel" is a tune by The Deep Vibration — the former Nashville outfit of which Rose's guitarist Jeremy Fetzer was (and is?) a member — and not unlike "No One to Call" (at least as far as arrangement is concerned), it takes a few cues from country- and Americana-rocking heartlanders and Brits like the Stones, The Byrds and Petty. "Her voice begins with a quiet quaver," writes Spin, "curves ever-so-softly into the sweetest notes, then goes wide for the panoramic harmonies and soaring melodies that the song's buff Americana arrangement deserves." You can listen to "I Was Cruel" below or at Rose's Soundcloud page.

Cato will hit the road in support of The Stand-In shortly after its release, kicking off her tour with a March 9 show at Mercy Lounge. The album art, which you can see over there on the right, was done by talented occasional Scene doodle-doer Rachel Briggs. See the rest of her dates — along with the full The Stand-In track listing — after the jump.

The Stand-In track listing:

1. "No One to Call"
2. "I Was Cruel"
3. "Waitin'"
4. "Only a Clown"
5. "Dallas"
6. "Pink Champagne"
7. "Golden Boy"
8. "Silver Sings"
9. "Everywhere I Go"
10. "When I'm Gone"
11. "Menagerie"
12. "Old Numbers"

Caitlin Rose 2013 tour dates:

March 9 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
March 27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
March 28 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
March 29 - Columbia, SC @ Jammin' Java Music & Coffee
March 30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
April 1 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
April 2 - Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear's
April 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
April 5 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
April 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
April 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
April 9 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
April 10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
April 11 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

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